IMS Engage WILL NOT RETURN TO L.A. APRIL 2017

new date will be announced shortly

IMS Engage will not be returning to Los Angeles this April, in its usual spot between the two Coachella weekends. However, a new date for event will be announced very shortly.

IMS Engage started in Los Angeles five years ago as a series of unmoderated conversations between leaders from the worlds of technology, music, film and media to address the growing global influence of electronic music.

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Watch Full Talks from IMS Engage 2016

FULL DISCUSSIONS ONLINE NOW

IMS kicked off its calendar year with IMS Engage 2016, which took place at the W Hollywood. The day welcomed five insightful pairings of visionaries and accomplished leaders both within music and in other industries. Revisit all the discussions in full on IMS’s YouTube.

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IMS Engage 2016 Recap

JAMES BARTON, BOB LEFSETZ, PETE TONG AND MORE...

In its fourth year, IMS Engage saw yet another day of insightful one-on-one conversations between leading minds of music, film and technology. Thank you to all who participated in making this a memorable event.

Keep an eye out for the Talks coming to the IMS Talks page.

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PAST SPEAKERS

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    P Diddy

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    Quincy Jones

    Legendary musician, producer, entrepreneur and humanitarian.

    Highly impactful career spanning six decades.

    Recipient of 27 Grammys and 79 nominations.

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    Chuck D

    American rapper, author and producer.

    Co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy.

    Voted one of the top 50 greatest lyricists of all time.

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    David Lynch

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    Steve Aoki

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    Russell Simmons

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    Jake Udell

    Owner of boutique management company The Th3rd Brain.

    Artist manager and brains behind the fast rise of Krewella and ZHU.

    Marketing genius and one of the youngest entrepreneurs in electronic music.

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    Lyor Cohen

    Pioneering American record label exec and co-founder of Def Jam Records.

    Owner of Google backed 300 Entertainment.

    Chairman/CEO of Warner Music Group Record

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    Jason Strauss

    Partner of TAO Group, the masterminds of Marquee, TAO, Avenue and LAVO.

    Jason and his partners operate 6 of the top 16 highest grossing nightclubs in the country.

    Transformed Las Vegas into a driving force of EDM clubbing in the U.S.

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    Stuart Price

    British electronic musician, songwriter, and record producer

    Acclaimed for work with Madonna, The Killers, and Pet Shop Boys

    Three-time Grammy award winner

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    Kaskade

    Long regarded as one of America’s top DJs and producers

    Numerous works top charted on Billboard

    Two-time Grammy nominated artists

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    David Grutman

    CEO of MMG Nightlife, an SFX Entertainment Company.

    Ranked #11 in Rolling Stone’s “50 Most Important People in EDM” 2014.

    Managing Partner in Miami’s top rated venues LIV Nightclub and Story.

LEADERS IN CONVERSATION

A unique platform to unfiltered discussion.

IMS Engage provides a one-of-a-kind look into the music industry that places top-tier professionals of the electronic industry in conversation with leaders and pioneers of different genres and backgrounds to learn, share, and gain new perspectives on riveting topics of the moment. These conversations are rare unfiltered, fast-paced glances into the music industry as a whole.

W HOLLYWOOD HOTEL

  • SPECTACULAR ROOM
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    SPECTACULAR ROOM

    Wind down. Take it easy and relax into your modern lounge chair or ottoman (available only in King Bed configurations) to get your entertainment fix from the state-of-the-art entertainment system with an LG 42″ flat screen TV, LG CD/DVD player and Sonoro iPod docking station. Have a bite. The Munchie Box is filled with everything you need to snack on, and a fully stocked mini bar makes cocktail hour even better. Network. A glossy white lacquered desk complete with High Speed Internet Access and a cordless phone with voicemail keeps you connected while you’re away.

    Step behind a frosted floor-to-ceiling glass pane where a see-through slot offers a peek into the shower. Here, in your spa-like bathroom, dark-accented walls, chrome and white Carrara marble floors set the relaxed ambiance for a polished white marble vanity, oversized lighted mirror and Duravit toilets. Indulge with Bliss® Spa sinkside six bath amenities, then wrap up in our comfy bathrobe before drifting off to sleep on the signature W Hotels European-style platform bed. A white tufted headboard, plush pillow-top mattress, 350-thread-count sheets and goose down comforter and pillows make for a restful night’s sleep. (400 square feet)

    Exclusive Amenities:

    • Lounge Chair
    • Glowing Globe Pendant
    • View of Station Hollywood or Motor Court
    • Large Window Seat
    FABULOUS ROOM
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    FABULOUS ROOM

    Hollywood is at your fingertips. Peer out over the fabulous city sites or stay in a while and be entertained. An LG 42″ flat screen TV, an LG Electronics CD/DVD and a Sonoro iPod docking station are yours to enjoy, day or night. When hunger strikes, grab a snack from the Munchie Box or whip up a signature cocktail from your fully stocked white-tufted mini bar. Whatever you like. Get comfortable in your lounge chair, window seat or ottoman (available only in King Bed configurations) under the glow of a stylish globe pendant and set that drink down on either of two side tables. Stay connected. High Speed Internet Access and a cordless phone with voicemail are set up on your sleek glossy white lacquered desk for all your networking needs.

    Slip into your spa-like bathroom where a frosted floor-to-ceiling glass pane offers a peek into the shower. Spaciously fitted with Duravit toilets, a polished white marble vanity and oversized lighted mirror, set off by dark accent walls, chrome and a white Carrara marble floor, wind down in style. Indulge with Bliss® Spa sinkside six bath amenities, then slide into our lush bathrobe before drifting off to sleep on the signature W Hotels European-style platform bed. A white tufted headboard, plush pillow-top mattress, 350-thread-count sheets and goose down comforter and pillows make sleep spectacular. (400 square feet)

    Exclusive Amenities:

    • Lounge Chair
    • Glowing Globe Pendant
    • Side Tables
    • City view of Downtown Los Angeles
    • Large Window Seat
    MARVELOUS SUITE
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    MARVELOUS SUITE

    Check into a studio-style suite that’s outfitted for spacious comforts and stylish amenities. With a separate living room, take a seat on your semi-circular couch where a sheer curtain keeps things private. A glowing globe light sets the scene while the state-of-the-art entertainment system, an LG 42″ flat screen TV with LG Electronics CD/DVD player, and the Sonoro iPod docking station set you up for endless playtime. Grab something to snack on or a refreshing cocktail from your Munchie Box and mini bar, and watch the sun set from a large window seat. When play turns to work, a glossy white-lacquered desk complete with High Speed Internet Access, a cordless phone and voicemail are perfect for keeping busy.

    When you’re ready to wind down, step into your spa-inspired bathroom outfitted with Duravit toilets, a polished white marble vanity and oversized lighted mirror. Set off by dark accent walls, chrome and a white Carrara marble floor, indulge with Bliss® Spa sinkside six bath amenities in the oversized bathtub before slipping into our lush bathrobe. Nighttime. Get some rest on the W Hotels signature European-style platform bed, with a white tufted headboard and plush pillow-top mattress, 350-thread-count sheets and goose down comforter and pillows. (800 square feet).

    Exclusive Amenities:

    • Semi-circular Couch
    • Glowing Globe Pendant
    • Large Bathtub
    • Full Wet Bar
    • Living Room
    • Large Window Seat (not guaranteed in every room)
    • Studio-Style One Bedroom
    • King-Size Bed

Top Talks - IMS Engage

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